About this listing
Brooks Hacienda is located on the doorstep of Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most prized national parks and the only park that has beach access. It is common to be visited by 3 types of monkeys daily. That is your view. You can listen to the waves pounding the beach. The ocean is about a 10 minute drive to one of the most pristine beaches in the world.
There are many covered decks overlook the swimming pool which is a main feature of this property. From this area one can enjoy the reflection in the skies of the beautiful Costa Rican sunsets and view wildlife in the trees of the tropical rain forest.
The top part of the house is your space.(the owners live below in a private suite from Nov to April) The home was built in Nov 2008, so everything is still like new. The 2 bedrooms are a very good size and each one has its own private full bath. Each bedroom has a queen bed and one bedroom has a single bed by the window... which is full size single bed with 6 ' high density foam... very comfortable.
The kitchen is state of the art and equipped for you to prepare dinner using the local fresh produce and meats. You can enjoy your meal in the elegant dining area inside or on the deck outside.
Only 5 guests can be accommodated at Brooks Hacienda.
No smoking inside the house. Smoking designated areas only.
No noise after 11 PM.
View from the deep end of the pool looking at the house. Owners lower suite below.. occupied Nov to April.
Brooks Hacienda was a wonderful place for my husband and I to stay on our honeymoon. We arrived in the daylight which we highly recommend because it would be hard to get to the house without the street signs in Costa Rica. We would definitely recommend getting a car however the house is close to restaurants along the main road in Manuel Antonio. The beach is super close but you still need a car to drive there. The wildlife at the house is unbelievable, you can see the monkeys and toucans all around the property. The house is stocked with all of the necessities that you would need for cooking. We hired a private chef her name is Desiree and she was fabulous, Kate recommended her. There were towels supplied for you however bring shampoo and conditioner because it is not provided for you like a hotel.
Beautiful place to stay with a very clean pool. We were very busy and
used the pool only twice, each time we saw several Toucans in the nearby trees. The Howler Monkeys can wake you up sometimes at night. Manager Jon was very friendly and helpful.
Perfect house in a beautiful location! You can have the best of both worlds here - pool time & beach time. The house is great for just relaxing. On the patio, by the pool, lounging around the kitchen. We brought our 11 year old here, and he never once got "bored" so it's kid certified :)
This place is AMAZING! It was beyond our expectations. We felt very welcome! Everything is in immaculate condition and every detail thought of. The pool is fabulous and we were awakened by Howler monkeys. I highly recommend Brook's Hacienda.
Brooks Hacienda is een heel mooi huis, met een perfecte ligging (website hidden) Manuel Antonio. Het huis is helemaal af, de inventaris is compleet (handdoeken/badlakens in overvloed), het heeft heel veel ruimte en het zwembad was geweldig!
Het huis was wel lastig te vinden, maar dit kwam omdat wij de routebeschrijving niet konden openen. Huisbaas Terry was echter zo vriendelijk om ons tegemoet te rijden. Terry gaf ons ook veel bruikbare tips over restaurantjes en excursies. Daarnaast heeft Kate ook een informatiemap (website hidden) Manuel Antonio vonden wij een beetje tegenvallen. Te toeristisch in verhouding tot de andere nationale parken die we gezien hebben in Costa Rica. Maar er zijn wel hele mooie strandjes, dus als je daarvoor gaat dan zit je hier goed. In de tuin hebben wij ook squirrel monkeys en howler monkeys gezien en verder een heleboel mooie vogels.
Het is dus ook heerlijk om gewoon thuis te blijven in dit mooie huis!
Kate, dank je wel voor deze leuke ervaring!
WOW ! This stay was absolutely fantastic ! Everything was perfect, the communication with Katy were very easy, the welcoming by Terry who showed us around the house and told us about lots of restaurant and activities was more than welcome. Everything is perfectly thought in this villa, the view is spectacular and it makes you feel right at home in the jungle.
We even had a monkey show on the first morning when 15 white face monkeys came and had breakfast in our banana tree. Next morning was the toucan gala. Has a great time relaxing and enjoying the pool, and even enjoyed cooking in this beautiful kitchen. ;-D
Thanks Katy, we'll be back ! ;-D
Brooks Hacienda was gorgeous, we loved our stay there. It was equipped with everything we needed, from towels to kitchen utensils. There are grocery stores nearby, we cooked breakfast every morning and ate outside on the patio which has a lovely view.
Our host was very accommodating. She helped us with recommendations and booking tours.
As with most of Manuel Antonio, the house is on the side of a hill, and the roads are very steep and not in the best condition. This makes it a bit difficult to get to if you are driving, which we were. It's manageable but it helps to have a spare tire.
Overall, our stay was amazing, and we only wished we were staying longer.
About the Host, Kate
My husband, Randy and I are organic pear farmers in the Okanagan Valley of British Colmubia. We spend the winters in Costa Rica. We chose Costa Rica as our winter home for many reasons. It is a beautiful country with a wonderful climate, beautiful vegetation, wild animals, friendly people and awesome fresh fruits and veggies. The adventurers offered in our area of Manuel Antonio suit all different types of travellers needs. We have been in the Vacation Rental business in Canada since 1987, but with a very short rental summer season, we decided to move it to Costa Rica. We feel we have made a excellent choice and have the best of both worlds. We would love you to come and join us for a week, or 2 or 3.